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Configure WMS map server

OpenSearch Dashboards includes default map tiles, but if you need more specialized maps, you can configure OpenSearch Dashboards to use a WMS map server:

  1. Open OpenSearch Dashboards at https://<host>:<port>. For example, https://localhost:5601.
  2. If necessary, log in.
  3. Choose Management and Advanced Settings.
  4. Locate visualization:tileMap:WMSdefaults.
  5. Change enabled to true and add the URL of a valid WMS map server:

      "enabled": true,
      "url": "<wms-map-server-url>",
      "options": {
        "format": "image/png",
        "transparent": true

Map services often have licensing fees or restrictions. You’re responsible for all such considerations on any map server that you specify.